To view a high resolution of the draft berm design: Connaught Berm Draft Design Proposal
KEV has indicated they are no longer going to pursue enhanced berming through Connaught Park directly with the NCC. The City’s Rail Construction Program (RCP) is therefore adopting this initiative using the mechanisms within the Stage 2 Contract. The original Stage 2 Contract already included the concept of smaller landforms in the Park and so the proposal will see this concept expanded in line with community consultations over the last six months. There remain several outstanding issues, including drainage and loss of mature trees; these have been improved in the current working design (see link) and are still subject to the design review process. There are additional concerns such as berm and pathway maintenance and these are part of ongoing discussions.
RCP has already initiated the request to NCC for the lands to build the larger berms and this will take at least 3 months for the approval process. RCP is also working with the NCC on the FLUDTA process and they require time to work through this internally. Over the next several weeks, RCP will investigate and establish:
- Current FLUDTA status and outstanding requirements now that the City is the applicant
- Expected new timelines to move through the FLUDTA process
- Status of the working design
- How the community will be updated moving forward
The Stage 2 Team will soon share the above information with their e-newsletter subscribers (for Queensview Station updates).
Residents are welcome at any time to submit any additional feedback related to the berms, including requests specific to tree placement/species. For now this would be sent through Alison Lynch, Stakeholder Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to always copy email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.